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Photos Module - Start Camera from Button
Thanks for the info (just forgotten 🙄) but the problem does not come from the save action (I think but I'm never more sure of nothing) but from the capture action, unless a guru tells me the inverse!
In the initial code sample I don't save the received image, and the application stops responding, so that shouldn't be the problem.
save_image(image)should still work since it is available for backwards compatibility, but was replaced for
But first I have to be able to take the image :)
(Edit: I've tried the same script on an iPhone 6 and it crashes the application too. I've also checked that Pythonista has access to the camera.)
Do you use Pythonista 3 with default Python 3? Just to be sure that you have the same environment as I've, because the script I posted is ok for me.
Phuket2 last edited by
For me, I can take the image, it's the saving that fails. Does not crash, but generates errors when I click use photo. Just mention to give insight. I am on a iPad Pro 12 inch , latest iOS latest Pythonista beta 3
I've Pythonista 3 installed with default interpreter 3.5 on latest iOS 9.3.3
@cvp When you launch the script, do you have to press the button to activate the camera? If I launch it, the camera activates first (I don't see the sheet with the button).
I launch, I see the camera screen, I press the camera button, I hear a click, I press the "use photo" and the script saves the photo
But that's not how the code should work, or did I understand that wrong (explained it wrong)?
It should first show the ui.view sheet with a button called 'Take Photo'. Then you press that button and the camera launches and then you take the photo.
JonB last edited by
The posted code worked for me, but one thing you could try in cases like this is to add a ui.delay with a long enough delay to let the camera view fully dismiss.
# Take Photo Action @ui.in_background def take_photo_action(self, sender): image = photos.capture_image() def a(): photos.save_image(image) self.close() ui.delay(a,.5)
@simple sorry, I forgot to say that I see first the ui with the "take photo" button and of course I press it.
To see the ui sheof t with your "take photo" button, you have first to present the view.
If you first see the UI button the code works as it should.
On my iPhones if I launch the script the camera opens immediately and I don't see the ui.view sheet.
(Edit: I've been mistaken, I do see the ui.view sheet with the button.. I thought that the black ui.view was the camera and not the ui.view. Still, if I press the button the application crashes.)
When you say crash, you mind terminate?
If I go in the settings set that Pythonista can't use camera, I also have this abnormal end.
If I reset on in the settings, I need to remove the app from active tasks to let the script function.
Ok, I got it working.
I've reduced the code to a minimum and checked what happens. With this, Pythonista freezes, I have to remove it from the iOS switch and restart the application.
import ui import photos class Extracter(ui.View): def __init__(self): print('Executed') photos.capture_image() if __name__=='__main__': view = Extracter()
After that I tried to put the
photo.capture_image()out of the class, that worked before and still does but is not what I want.
import ui import photos photos.capture_image() class Extracter(ui.View): def __init__(self): print('Executed') if __name__=='__main__': view = Extracter()
Now after your post @cvp I've double checked that Pythonista has camera permissions. I've disabled it and run the first script, and the camera launched (!) but without a picture. I went back to settings and enabled it again, and now it works.
I've tested that on the second iPhone. If you run the script it freezes as before, disable and enable camera permissions again, and it works.
I've now tested a few code snippets and there still seems to be a problem.
The same script launched several times sometimes activates the camera and sometimes not. If I got back to the button activated camera it doesn't work no matter what I do.
Sorry, I don't think I could help more.
You could try this code, using objective c to start the camera but it is not yet finished.
The code to get the captured picture needs to use delegate methods and is not yet written.
It's a little bit too complex for me and I would need some time...
But try it, only to see if executing the script several times also generate a crash or not.
import ui import console import clipboard from objc_util import * import photos SUIViewController = ObjCClass('SUIViewController') class Extracter(ui.View): def __init__(self): # Some UI Elements #(...) # Take Photo Button self.take_photo = ui.Button(flex = 'LR', title = 'Take Photo') self.take_photo.action = self.take_photo_action # Some Button Styles #(...) self.add_subview(self.take_photo) # Take Photo Action @ui.in_background def take_photo_action(self, sender): # Show camera picker = ObjCClass('UIImagePickerController').alloc().init() picker.mame = 'picker' picker.delegate = self picker.allowsEditing = False picker.sourceType = 1 # UIImagePickerControllerSourceTypeCamera super_view = sender.superview super_view_pntr = ObjCInstance(super_view) vc = SUIViewController.viewControllerForView_(super_view_pntr) vc.presentModalViewController_animated_(picker, True) # To get the captured photo, we need to work with delegates # not yet developped if __name__=='__main__': view = Extracter() view.present('sheet')
One step more: delegate written but I'm still lost in converting the UIImage into an image...
The photo is taken, the photo is "used" and sent to the script via the delegate function, see the console printing, ...but img not yet available for Python code, I've not yet found why.
import ui import console import clipboard from objc_util import * def imagePickerController_didFinishPickingMediaWithInfo_(self,cmd,picker,info): pick = ObjCInstance(picker) # Set delegate to nil, and release its memory: pick.setDelegate_(None) ObjCInstance(self).release() # Dismiss the sheet: pick.dismissViewControllerAnimated_completion_(True, None) infos = ObjCInstance(info) print(infos) img = infos['UIImagePickerControllerEditedImage'] # UIImage #img = infos['UIImagePickerControllerOriginalImage'] print(img) #img.show() #photos.save_image(img) SUIViewController = ObjCClass('SUIViewController') MyPickerDelegate = create_objc_class('MyPickerDelegate', methods=[imagePickerController_didFinishPickingMediaWithInfo_], protocols=['UIImagePickerControllerDelegate']) class Extracter(ui.View): def __init__(self): # Take Photo Button self.take_photo = ui.Button(flex = 'LR', title = 'Take Photo') self.take_photo.action = self.take_photo_action self.add_subview(self.take_photo) # Take Photo Action #@ui.in_background @on_main_thread def take_photo_action(self, sender): # Show camera picker = ObjCClass('UIImagePickerController').alloc().init() delegate = MyPickerDelegate.alloc().init() picker.setDelegate_(delegate) picker.allowsEditing = True picker.sourceType = 1 # UIImagePickerControllerSourceTypeCamera super_view = sender.superview super_view_pntr = ObjCInstance(super_view) vc = SUIViewController.viewControllerForView_(super_view_pntr) vc.presentModalViewController_animated_(picker, True) # Protect against import if __name__ == '__main__': view = Extracter() view.present('sheet')
Thanks for all the help, I am glad there are people like you out there! I will see if your code works, but I assume there is a problem with Pythonista on iOS on certain devices. I've send a friend of mine the file and he was able to run it on his iPad, but on his iPhone (iPhone 6 on iOS 9.3.3) it crashed the application.
I will backup all Pythonista modules and scripts installed, remove and reinstall the application fresh, to see if something else causes the crash.
Ok, good luck